Cancer Prevention

The Division of Cancer Prevention of the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology was created in 2002. It is a multidisciplinary program that encompasses the clinical, research and academic work in cancer prevention at McGill. In close collaboration with the programs in Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Genetics, the Cancer Prevention Program focuses on integrating the clinical and research interests related to cancer prevention, and fostering academic work in the field. Cancer Prevention features a multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinical specialists engaged in major laboratory and epidemiological programs of investigation, who are committed to improving our understanding of cancer risk, and ultimately preventing cancer.

Researchers also network extensively with colleagues at other major cancer centres, including Harvard University, the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center.

Clinical programs are based at the Stroll Family Cancer Prevention Centre at the Jewish General Hospital. The Centre is the first clinical space in Montréal dedicated to providing specialized, up-to-date information and resources to the public, while advancing clinical and research efforts in prevention. With affiliated experts in all of the major medical and surgical disciplines, the Centre offers the public practical medical, lifestyle, dietary and screening advice in the form of small group sessions, one-on-one genetic counselling and risk assessment services, and public lectures. The Centre also coordinates the activities of the cancer geneticists at the Jewish General Hospital.

Contact Information

michael.pollak [at] (Dr. Michael Pollak)
(514) 340-8222 x 25530

cancerprevention [at] (Email)
(514) 340-8222 x 22387

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